Heart of West Midlands Regional Optical Committee

This body was formed to allow better cooperation and to share experience and knowledge across the region. It is made up of officers from the following LOCs:

Birmingham LOC
Dudley LOC
Sandwell LOC
Solihull LOC
Walsall LOC
Wolverhampton LOC

Minutes of HWMROC can be found below. These are presented to the following meeting for approval so that those present can confirm they are an accurate record of proceedings. For this reason the most recent minutes should be considered to be a draft until approved at the following meeting.


Older minutes available on request

Primary Eye Care

Primary Eyecare is the national not-for-profit company that superseded the old regional Primary Eye Care (Heart of West Midlands).

This larger company facilitates the commissioning of enhanced/community services on a larger scale and can demonstrate considerably increased financial robustness.

It allows ICBs to hold a contract with one provider, and that company then sub-contracts to optometry practices.

This also greatly reduces the burden around tendering for services and governance for individual practices.